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Donna Gustafson

Donna Gustafson is Chief Curator of Exhibitions at the American Federation of Arts in New York City.

Titles by This Editor

The Circus in Twentieth-Century American Art
Edited by Donna Gustafson

Images from the World Between is an engaging survey of circus imagery in twentieth-century American art. In her introductory essay, curator Donna Gustafson chronicles the history of the American circus, showing how and why it came to be an important subject for American art. Through a discussion of a wide range of paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs, Gustafson examines how the circus has been represented both as a microcosm of society and as an alternative reality. Some artists have been drawn to the abstract beauty of the circus ring, tent, and performances.